Swedish automaker Volvo wants the world to know it has big plans to produce a zero emissions fleet by 2020. But while its rivals are moving forward with their EV programs, Volvo isn’t speaking in specific terms about full-scale production electric cars.
Despite a number of promising concepts from Volvo, and a fleet of more than 250 electrified C30 coupes already on European roadways, the Swedish automaker has been slow when it comes to bringing an electric vehicle to market. The company has now announced another concept: a fast-charger system, one that trims the time needed for a full recharge to only 1.5 hours.
Most of the electric car fanfare this year has gone to a few companies, most notably Nissan, Chevy, Ford and Tesla. That’s because these companies have vehicles on sale today, or coming very soon. Meanwhile, many others are working on pilot projects that will produce real-world EVs in the next year or two. As if to remind us that it’s continuing its EV efforts, Volvo has released a suite of short documentary-style videos about the upcoming Volvo C30 Electric.
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